Squirrels. They are acrobatic adorable and enjoyable to view. However, their instinct can spell problems for crops in planters and containers. The soil in your planters is generally free and gentle, making it perfect for squirrels to dig in to appear for treasure or to bury a a delicacy. As they dig, squirrels may also dislodge a preferred plant and disturb the roots of your plants. You can cover your containers in wire-mesh to keep out the rodents, but this detracts in the beauty of your planters. Another organic approach which is harmless to squirrels, is utilizing a snake to to protect your planters.
Cut a 12- to 16-inch area from bicycle tube or the old hose. You can skip this, in the event that you are using a toy snake. It is possible to also use do-it-yourself snakes as well as toy snakes.
Lay your snake. Change the snake as it lays in the planter so it’s shaped to be an S if utilizing a home-made snake. Toy snakes are usually shaped using an S-curve and don’t have to to be modified once put in the planter.
Move the snake four or every three times. Squirrels can eventually discover your phony snake is not alive if you abandon it in one place all the time and are observant. Moving the place of the snake, form or place retains the squirrels.